(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6884 - Inst: Celestron C11 (f/10) SCT

Observation Poster: Fiske Miles <fiskem3@aol.com>
Observer: Fiske Miles
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/20/04 12:35 AM CDT
Location of site: Kansas City, Missouri (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron C11 (f/10) SCT
Magnification: 17mm Nagler Type 4
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 6884
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 12.6 (P)  size 6"
Position: RA 20:10  DEC 46:27
Surprisingly easy to detect as non-stellar, considering the listed photo magnitude and small size of the PN. The object is about 36 minutes from Omega1 Cygnii in PA 62. It appears as a small non-stellar disc. No details can be seen in the envelope. The edges are fuzzy (poor seeing tonight). The PN exhibits the slightest hint of blue. No trace of a central star.
Overall this is a fine area for urban observers, including the colorful Omega 1 & 2 combo, this PN, and several handsome carbon stars (SV and U Cygni). Be sure to visit NGC 6826, the Blinking Planetary, while you're in the area -- one of the finest planetaries in the night sky for urban visual observers.
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